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Shadows on the Stairs (upgraded)




This version has improved video quality, and is minus the glitches in the other copy here at IA

Murders in a London lodging house. An ensemble cast features Frieda Inescort, Paul Cavanaugh, Heather Angel, Bruce Lester, Miles Mander and Turhan Bey in his first film role.

Directed by D Ross Lederman.
Released in 1941.
Complete print


Run time 57 minutes 57 seconds
Producer Bryan Foy (uncredited)
Production Company Warner Brothers Pictures as First National Pictures
Audio/Visual sound, B&W

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Reviewer: billbarstad - favoritefavoritefavorite - July 16, 2016
Subject: Decent cozy
**SPOILER** This movie is something of a cheat. We’re introduced to a group of strangers living in a boarding house, but these are really characters in a play which is being read by a playwright to his sweetie. All the characters in the play are loosely based on the real residents of the selfsame boarding house.

It’s a fast-paced murder mystery and includes a subplot, never fully developed, involving a mysterious Sikh. The subplot serves as a distraction from what’s really going on. I wasn’t very surprised by the ending. ** END SPOILER**

Acting is what I expected from this kind of film. No notable performances. I imagine the director really earned his pay.

I downloaded the MPEG4 file. The video quality is fair, showing compression artifacts on a 40” HD TV. The audio was better.
Reviewer: Aitchondo - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 23, 2012
Subject: Shadows on the Stairs
Worth watching. Heather still excites my other brain. Ending might surprise, it did me.
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